Did your shoulder ever get completely healed? Received flu shot Oct 1, 2011 and cannot raise arm laterally. Chronic aching pain awakes me at night so can't sleep very well. Shot WAS injected into bursa sac. Pain has spread from shoulder down to elbow & up neck slightly; aching and stiffness with NO ability to raise arm laterally.
I was very interested to find your post since I am going through the exact same thing! I just made a dr. appt. No one seems to believe me that it's from the flu shot, but that HAS to be it! I do not participate in any sports or activities that would injure it. It's in the spot where I got the shot, and the pain is getting progressively worse. I can't even put my arm above my head to curl my hair w/ out being in pain! I'd be interested to hear how you are doing now that it's a year later. And did you get a shot this year? Please respond when you get a chance. Thanks!
. My shoulders were fine until I received a flu vaccine at a local pharmacy in Oct. '08. At the time of the vaccination, my husband and I commented about how high the injection was given and were told that they were instructed to give it high. 3 hours later, my arm became limp and I could not raise it. It became painful to use, and I could not sleep. An MRI showed inflammation and a small tear in the rotator cuff . The doctor had not seen a case like this . After pressing him about it, he finally said that it may have hit the axillary nerve. After 8 months, I am still bothered with pain, burning sensation, and popping in my shoulder. Have you completely recovered?
Hello there! I was wondering did your arm ever get better? I am going through basically the same thing as you and it has been over a month now. I also can relate to the part when you said that your shoulder popped and it didn't do that before. I notice the same thing.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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